In the letter sent to Members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on the 17th October, ARDD and L4P pointed out that since October 7, 2023, Israel has conducted a relentless campaign resulting in widespread destruction and forced displacement of 1 million Palestinians. ARDD and L4P assert that these actions constitute genocide and ethnic cleansing, in direct violation of the Genocide Convention and international law.
The deliberate targeting of residential areas, schools, hospitals, and the denial of essential resources has placed the Gaza Strip on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. Both organizations raise grave concerns about the complicity of states supporting these actions and call for immediate international intervention.
ARDD and L4P urgently call upon world leaders to:
- Intervene immediately to stop the crime of genocide.
- Demand UN Security Council intervention to protect the besieged Palestinian people.
- Refer the situation to the International Court of Justice under the Genocide Convention.
- Acknowledge and address Israel’s oppressive dominance, while re-affirming Palestinians’ inalienable right to self-determination, which entails the right of return of all the Palestinians displaced from their homes throughout the past 75 years.
Failure to act now risks complicity in a second ‘Nakba’ and the genocide against the Palestinian people. ARDD and L4P urge the international community to stand against these atrocities, uphold human rights, and work towards a just and lasting peace.